Stock Exchange Hotel Re-Opens Under New Management

Stock Exchange Hotel, one of Brisbane’s iconic establishments, has been acquired by a new operator following a brief closure in late 2020.

Now owned by rawGROUP, the hospitality company behind establishments like Madame Wu, Casa Cibo, Beach House Bar & Grill, Chu The Phat, and The Duporth Tavern, the revatalised Stock Exchange Hotel will continue to be a favoured hangout for many locals after its soft re-opening on 21 April 2021. 

The hospitality group has made significant changes to the restaurant and bar with a few redecorations to make the venue more female-friendly. 

The bar and the game room on the ground floor have been repainted with light and bright colours to appeal to all-inclusive guests. Upstairs, the private function room has been redecorated as well to create more space for 125 guests whilst the rooftop area now looks like a Mediterranean watering hole. 

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Photo Credit: Instagram
Photo Credit: Instagram

Executive chef Shaun Hunt runs the kitchen that will focus on Mexican and Asian dishes. The bar, on the other hand, will serve trendy craft labels and heaps of cocktail drinks. 

Hip-hop nights at The Stockie will be revived on Sunday nights, which used to be very popular with the Gen Z crowd but Adrian Rosato of rawGROUP believes that their concept will attract a wider market. They plan on introducing more live music and DJs in the coming weeks. 

In November 2020, Riversdale Group confirmed that it will not renew its lease to the Stock Exchange Hotel after seven years of operation. The property, constructed in 1863, has been one of the oldest surviving hotels in the city and it’s currently owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane. 

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Party Over for The Stock Exchange Hotel as The Riversdale Group Announces Closure

Eight years after The Riversdale Group relaunched The Stock Exchange Hotel, the company announced it will be closing the iconic site in December. Its popular Sundays at Stockies, however, will be moving to a bigger location but the details are still under wraps.

The Riversdale Group didn’t provide a specific reason for the closure but workers on site relayed that the COVID-19 restrictions have had a huge impact on its operations. Whilst the restrictions were relaxed in recent weeks, it was too late to save the hotel.

Around 30 staff will lose their jobs at an unfortunate time, with Christmas just around the corner. 

“The Riversdale Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers, suppliers and contractors who have supported us over the years. We are especially proud of the experience our dedicated team has always delivered to our guests,” the management said in a statement

“A huge thank you to our loyal staff who stayed with us during lockdowns and restrictions—your hard work and dedication is beyond measure and we are truly grateful for all your efforts in keeping The Stock Exchange Hotel trading in 2020.”  

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The Stock Exchange Hotel was established in 1863 at the heart of the inner-city and amidst the high-rises. The Riversdale Group refurbished the property to create a rooftop beer garden, which provided the most enjoyable atmosphere for drinks after work.

The site of countless Brisbane events, The Stock Exchange Hotel has always catered to different clientele, locals or visitors. 

“My first club was the Stocky in 1987 and we partied there every Saturday night for years. The stocky = Bloody great memories,” Joanne Rees shared on Facebook. 

“This was my old stomping ground for about 5 years, because I worked in the building beside the Victory across the road. Had a lot of big lunches & big nights at The Stock Exchange,” relayed Karen Kriesch.

Relieve your memories at the Stocky one last time and visit the site before it closes on 13 Dec 2020.